Photo by Xiaolong Wong on Unsplash I noticed something while watching founders pitch their early-stage startups: when raising their first investment round, the founders “sell” themselves as the main assets of the new venture. Everything revolves around their previous experience, their educational background, their many talents, and skills. It’s everything about them — probably it’s only normal as…
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Dissecting the startup pitch deck slide by slide This article is part of a series dissecting the startup pitch deck slide by slide, in no particular order. The intent is to help founders create brief, relevant, and well-structured presentations for their ventures. Read our other article about what NOT to include in the competition…